Today, VMware has released the following new security advisory:
“VMSA-2018-0031 vRealize Operations updates address a local privilege escalation vulnerability ”
This documents the remediation of an important severity local privilege escalation vulnerability ( CVE-2018-6978 ) in vRealize Operations (vROps). The issue exists due to improper permissions of support scripts. Admin ** user of the vROps application with shell access may exploit this issue to elevate the privileges to root on a vROps machine.
**The admin user (non-sudoer) should not be confused with root of the vROps machine.
We would like to thank Alessandro Zanni, pentester at OVH for reporting this issue to us.
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